The regulatory body for Irish racing refused to sign a memorandum of understanding with the betting exchange.
Mark Davies, Betfair Director of Communications, said the Turf Club is pursuing its own agenda as it refused Betfair\’s offer to pay ten per cent of profits for the use of Irish racing data, which is the same fee the betting exchange pays for British racing, and which Irish bookmakers are refusing to pay.
Davies believes the Turf Club is attempting to scupper Betfair\’s chances of receiving a Tasmanian license to operate in Australia.
“The Turf Club has written to the Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon, urging him to deny us a license. It\’s a disgraceful position,” said Davies.